Overall Rating Gold - expired
Overall Score 74.51
Liaison Meredith Moore
Submission Date July 31, 2013
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STARS v1.2

University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign
ER-13: Sustainability Literacy Assessment

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 2.00 / 2.00 Stephanie Lage
Assistant Director
Ctr for Sustainable Environment
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Has the institution conducted a sustainability literacy assessment?:
Yes

Did the assessment include a baseline evaluation of students and then a follow-up evaluation of the same cohort?:
Yes

A copy of the questions included in the sustainability literacy assessment:
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A copy of the questions included in the sustainability literacy assessment :

How much did your education help you in thinking about how to make sustainable decisions that consider the environmental, economic and social criteria?


A brief description of how the assessment was developed:

The Senior Survey is designed to measure the student's overall experience at our institution and includes many questions. A task force was charged to develop a sustainability question that could be included in the Senior Survey.


A brief description of how the assessment was administered:

Beginning in 1998 the Senior Survey has been administered electronically. In March an e-mail message regarding the Senior Survey is sent to all seniors on the May graduation list. The e-mail message from the Chancellor asked students to complete the online survey via an embedded link within the message. Ten days following the initial e-mail message a follow-up message was sent reminding students to complete the survey. Beginning in 2010, the Senior Survey includes questions about sustainability.


A brief summary of results from the assessment:

Students are asked to assess themselves based on entering and exiting abilities. Survey results suggest that upon exiting school, they are better able to make decisions about sustainability.


The website URL where information about the literacy assessment is available:

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